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Jane vs Tierney!

You want to find the best, most affordable online survey tool, but you don’t have time to sign-up and try all 40+ survey tools out there -- so how do you decide?

Enter the seventh installment of Jane vs Tierney, where we look at online survey tools that best fit your data gathering and feedback collecting needs. For this challenge, Team Jane focused on the best free survey tool and Team Tierney tackled paid plans.

Team Jane Reviews Google Forms

teamjaneThere are a lot of free survey tools out there, but Google Forms takes the cake. It’s free, easy to use, integrates with Google apps ...

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Team Tierney Reviews FluidSurveys

teamtierneyIn this review, we’ll take a look at how FluidSurveys works and how it can support you in reaching these goals.

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Best of the Blog and Web

BlogHow to stop the PDF from killing your nonprofit communications
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TSCpageWhere Do You Fit On The Blackbaud Index-Canada? Five High ROI Solutions To Close The Gap For Small Nonprofits
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TSCpage3 Social Media Fundraising Challenges (+How To Fix Them)
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Nonprofit Tech Discussions

Online discussions on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. You don't need to be a member of these platforms to read the discussion, but you do if you would like to participate!

Skype group video calling now free
Read the full discussion on Linkedin.

JasonJason
Skype announced today that group video calling is now free, similar to Google Hangouts. Looking forward to trying this out!
  Tierney Tierney
I know a lot of people who are more comfortable with Skype...and would really benefit from this
Neil
… I'm glad MS continues to expand Skype and did not abandon it after they acquired it.
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Events & Webinars

Upcoming events & webinars from TechSoup Canada and other nonprofit tech capacity builders. All are free or for a small donation unless otherwise noted.

MAY
27
Firespring Webinar
How to Captivate and Engage Your Constituents with Your Website
9:30 am - 11:00 am CDT, Online
JUNE
05
Bloomerang Webinar
Fun Ways to Say Thanks to Donors
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT, Online
JUNE
10
NetSquared Vancouver
A Digital Currencies 101 for the Social Sector
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT, Vancouver
JUNE
18
Tech Impact Webinar
Choosing a Cloud Vendor
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT, Online
July
08
 SoupBowl
 Toronto Net Tuesday
Content Management System (CMS) Crash Course!
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT , Toronto & Online
CASL Takes Effect on July 1st, 2014
 
CASL Webinar Recording

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will begin to take effect on July 1, 2014 and all Canadian nonprofits, charities and libraries must comply with the act. Will your nonprofit be ready?
 
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Shortcuts & Tricks

Execute Emergency Restart in Windows 8.1

Need to quickly shutdown Windows? Try performing an emergency restart.

Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE. Once you’re redirected to a different window, hold down the CTRL while clicking on the red power button at the right hand corner. When the “Emergency Restart” screen shows up, click OK.
 
Free Tool

Chrome Remote Desktop 
 
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This tool allows users to remotely access another computer for free (goodbye LogMeIn). It’s secure, fully cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) and works on multiple devices (smartphone, tablet, PC). The caveat? As the name suggests, this tool only works on Google Chrome. Be sure to have Chrome installed before you try it!
 
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